Celebrating moments that turn into awesomeness….

Some moments turn out way more awesome than we can imagine.

 

Fun things are fun!  Laughter is contagious!!  No permission needed for whimsy!!!  Some moments turn into unexpected awesomeness.  This was one of those times……

 

Laughter, fun and whimsy connect us as human beings, keep us YOUNG, release stress, build relationships and create all sorts of wonderful magic in our lives. 

 

I was recently visiting my mom and grandma before a speaking event in Saskatchewan.  Mom and I try our best to meet at grandmas as often as we can (we all live in different communities).  Our get-togethers most often involve catching up, sharing in meals, a few interesting games of rummy (guess who wins most often?), a lot of laughs, a little bit of mischief, some naptime and simply sharing in our time together.

 

I decided we should all sport “a good life” shirt a get a 3 generation picture.  What happened next is something I can’t explain exactly.  You can see from the progression of pictures that it was an absolute explosion of uncontrollable laughter between my mom and grandma.  I decided to capture a few pictures of them in action before sneaking in behind them to get in on the fun!!  Thanks to my aunt Renee who was visiting for taking the group photos.  It certainly took a while for us to be able to compose ourselves and say “cheese”!

This was one of those moments that we will all remember for a long, long time.  Laughing until we cry, feeling the joy, celebrating being together and simply living “a good life”.

 

Celebrate on my friends,

Caron

 

Woooohoooo!  My 1st launch of “A Good Life” shirts are sold out!!  Thank you to everyone who purchased one.  The 2nd edition (new design and sizes) will be available very soon.  You can sign up to be on my email list on my website (www.goodandkindcompany.com) to receive updates on products and other fun stuff!

Remember to laugh often – even if it’s at yourself!

It’s really great (and beneficial) to laugh often, especially at ourselves.  It keeps things fresh and fun and helps us to “lighten up”.  There are always challenges, obstacles and set-backs in life, but doing our best to find some humour in our day is most certainly a cost-effective coping technique!  In fact, laughter has been proven to reduce stress, depression, anger, anxiety, improve circulatory & cardiovascular health, boost the immune system, improve digestion, alleviate pain, relax muscles and one good belly laugh burns off 3.5 calories!!!

Children laugh approximately 400 times a day; adults laugh 15; somewhere along the journey we have lost 385 laughs a day.

Last week I launched my first t-shirt design in the “Share good – Feel good” campaign.  I was so excited that I told a few people I was going to do cartwheels.  I put on my magical shirt which makes a person want to do all sorts of  “good and fun” things and headed outside.

 

Our youngest daughter was visiting us so she put a shirt on as well and we got geared up for our performance.  It was surprisingly mild outside despite the snow, about -5 degrees celcius (and yes, we typically do wear coats in this weather)!

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Now here’s the thing…….It’s been a while since I have done a cartwheel.  My daughter of course, completed hers with the ease of a pro and made it appear to be something I could pull off.  However, I was a bit nervous of toppling over on our driveway so I opted to “give it a go” in the deeper snow for “cushioning”.  Let me explain the picture where it appears as though I am diving face first into the snow……I AM!  UGH.  I took a run and once my hands met the ground, I realized that the snow was deeper than I anticipated.  Oh oh…..this is not going to work at all.  I was temporarily suspended in the most awkward position much to the laughter (and confusion) of my daughter.  I can honestly tell you that these goofy pictures brought on hysterical outbursts of laughter afterwards.  I think they’re funny too and I hope they bring you some joy (or maybe you’ll just question my choice of “fun”).

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I did finally give my skills a chance on firmer ground and as you see the first attempt there is not “pretty” either.  Aaaaand of course, my daughter performs another “10”.  However, after much flailing around, I did finally make it up and over.  WOOOHOOO.  Now, that called for a celebratory “joy jump”!!

 

So here’s to fun and good and silly and laughing (even if it’s at ourselves).  Let’s get back some of those 385 laughs a day we have lost my friends.

 

Together in the journey,

Caron

Remember when….

Remember when we were kids and we laughed lots, had fun with very little, played outside, didn’t judge, got excited about simple things, smiled at everyone, forgave quickly, dreamed big and we were happy for no reason at all? 

 

We can be that way now and it’s just as good as we remember.  Consider all the wonderful lessons we can apply to our sometimes complex and stressful lives from the behaviour of kids.

 

We really should do that now!  

 

Here’s to the revival of our youth,

Caron

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